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Newly rebuilt for 2020. Jacana is a beautiful little camp in the Jao concession, which lies on the western edge of the Moremi game Reserve.
This is a peaceful and tranquil setting that provides you with a truly picturesque water based experience in the Okavango Delta.
This is not really a big game area although the aquatic species can be prevalent, more likely you will want to go to Jacana to finish off a more strenuous safari from one of the drier camps.
This is a place to relax and soak up the scenery whilst taking advantage of mokoro trips and other water based activities in this seemingly tropical paradise. Jacana is a small and intimate camp styled as a classic bush camp but with luxurious touches. We think its a beautiful place to spend a few nights.
The true wetland areas of the Okavango Delta are best known for their birdlife. The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area and Slaty Egrets, Rosy-throated Longclaws and African Skimmer are some of the specials that can be seen. Hallowed species such as Pel’s Fishing-Owl and Slaty Egret are found alongside more conspicuous and commonly seen Coppery-tailed Coucal, Pygmy Goose. The specialised African Skimmer (from which Wilderness Safaris takes its logo) may be seen on the larger lagoons and channels.
Jacana is set in the most densely populated wetland area for sitatunga antelope and red lechwe, and hippo and crocodile are regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra are prevalent, with lion, cheetah and leopard often sighted. The many lion prides in this area have been extensively studied in recent years, thereby building up a more intimate knowledge of their behaviour.
Lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, tsessebe and red lechwe are among the major game attractions at Kwetsani Camp, while hippo, sitatunga antelope and crocodile reside in the deeper, permanently lily-filled lagoons of the area. Nocturnal animals such as porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby can be observed on the night drives (water levels permitting).
Jacana Camp is a true Okavango Delta water camp, located on an island wonderland in a region with amazing wildlife and teeming with birds. Explorations by mokoro provide an idyllic connection to a bygone era through a tranquil passage along papyrus-fringed channels.
Situated on a small island in the beautiful Jao Flats area of the concession, Jacana offers remote seclusion. Accommodation is in five Meru-style tents, each raised on a wooden deck with a view. The en-suite bathroom is enclosed but roofless allowing views of the African skies.
The camp sits neatly in the middle of a waterlocked palm-fringed island that is also lush and thick with vegetation and large trees. This really is a small island that, when the delta waters are full, sometimes feel as though the camp could hardly fit. Sitting in the Jao concession, this region offers truly spectacular landscape that is the picture postcard version of the Okavango Delta.
Close to the Panhandle in the Delta’s north-west, the 60 000-hectare Jao Concession’s vegetation varies from east to west: from the magical Jao Flats – picturesque floodplains with lush palm islands and riparian forest – to the dryer Hunda Island, covered in acacia and mopane woodland and the largest area of dry land locally during the annual floods.
Around the Jao Flats the primary predators – lion and leopard, follow spectacular herds of red lechwe. Other game includes wildebeest, tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Sitatunga are seen occasionally, and sightings of spotted-necked otter are regular.
The drier habitats in the west harbour similar species with greater concentrations of zebra and wildebeest. Birding is exceptional with large concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Pel’s Fishing-Owl, and Lesser Jacana on the eastern side; the western drier areas are ideal for Crimson-breasted Shrike, Dickinson’s Kestrel and Meyer’s Parrot.
Rates are per person per night – all inclusive
- 6 January - March $762
- April $762
- May $1006
- June - October $1249
- November - December 19 $1006
- 20 December - 5 January $1173
Please note: The above rates are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles guarantees that our rates will be below retail rates.